In the last 18 months I have hired two part time paralegals and a full time secretary with David’s help. All three fit perfectly into the position for which they were hired. David Mohr IS what legal staffing in Louisville is all about!  

 

Sally Whalin, Landrum & Shouse office manager

The Louisville Bar Association Placement Service matches area law firms seeking qualified attorneys and legal support staff with the appropriate employees. The service refers attorneys, legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists and other legal support staff for full and part-time employment.

Placement Director David Mohr is well versed in the legal market with 14 years of legal staffing experience, in addition to 10 years of prior paralegal experience. As an active member of the Louisville Association of Paralegals, Legal Secretaries of Louisville and the Association of Legal Administrators, David has the knowledge to connect you with the right individual or firm.

If you are interested in obtaining a career through our service, or are in need of a lawyer or legal support candidate, we can help you! Click through the tabs below for information relevant to your interests, including available job opportunities and details on how we can help you through your next candidate search.

 

Thank you for considering the LBA's Placement Service for assistance in your candidate search. All of our candidates are pre-screened personally by our placement director. The screening process includes a personal interview, education and bar standing verification, testing where applicable and reference checks. Should a candidate not appear to be a good recommendation, he or she will not be submitted to our clients.

The process by which we perform the candidate search goes as follows:

  1. Those interested should e-mail a job description, including work hours, salary, benefits offered, a brief description of job duties, and experience and education level desired of the candidates to Placement Director David Mohr at dmohr@loubar.org.
  2. David will then search his database of candidates for those who fill the specified requirements and are actively seeking employment. He will also advertise and recruit for the position.
  3. Once he has found a suitable group of candidates (i.e., only those who appear to meet the qualifications needed to perform the job), David will submit, to you, the resumes of those individuals.
  4. If you choose to hire a candidate unassociated with the LBA Placement Service, you owe nothing. If you do hire a candidate provided by the LBA, we will generate an invoice for the placement after verifying he or she is performing well as an employee of your firm. Should that candidate not work out for any reason within 45 days of placement, we will restart the recruiting and interview efforts to replace that candidate at no extra charge.
  5. Please feel free to contact David for more information regarding the placement fee, which is MUCH lower than other staffing firms—and LBA members receive a 50 percent discount!

Thank you for considering the LBA’s Placement Service to assist you in your job search! We work with a variety of firms, know the local legal market well, and are well versed on the needs of Louisville area firms. We can also provide tips on interviewing and perfecting your resume.

We know it is a difficult time to find work right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of this, we have compiled a list of tips to help you with your job hunt during this uncertain time.

CLICK HERE to view a list of available job opportunities! For consideration, interested individuals should e-mail a resume—as an attached MS Word document—and request for additional information to Placement Director David Mohr at dmohr@loubar.org.

The Louisville Bar Association is currently looking to fill the following positions:

LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a large downtown Louisville law office that has a varied national practice. They are seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant with at least 2+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant to support their Medical Malpractice Defense Litigation practice. Candidate must have excellent typing, organizational and computer skills. Prior Legal Assistant was promoted but will be on hand to train. Excellent environment, pay and benefits.

CORPORATE LEGAL ASSISTANT - The Legal Assistant will maintain a close and highly responsive working relationship with the day-to-day activities of the attorneys and others in the Legal Department.

Conduct general legal research, review and draft basic legal documents, preparation of investigative letters, assembling documents and exhibits related to regulatory investigations, and drafting correspondence Maintain signed contracts in the electronic contract management system, filing, and setting up files Provide general administrative support to multiple attorneys, and other members of the Legal Department Prepare and maintain Litigation Trial and Mediation calendar Become cross-trained to provide support and back-up for Department paralegals and contracts administrators.

Prepare and disseminate reports from Legal Department electronic billing system and document management systems Setup in-person and virtual meetings for members of the Legal Department including scheduling coordination and sending electronic invitations; prepare and disseminate meeting materials; reserve meeting room(s); prepare room and obtain necessary equipment Excellent communication skills and attention to detail Ability to main high level of confidentiality and work independently Demonstrates flexibility, initiative, teamwork and good judgement Proficiency with Internet and Microsoft Office Applications Qualifications High School graduate is a must and further legal education is preferred. Excellent pay range of $25-$36 per hour on average, plus benefits.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – Well established law office on the east side of Louisville is currently seeking to add a full-time Real Estate Attorney to their practice. Idea candidate will have at least 1-2 years of residential real estate closing experience, and if you have commercial experience it could be beneficial. 90% of their real estate practice is residential, but 10% is commercial. Excellent work environment and benefits offered as well. Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA is currently working to fill a Legal Assistant position for a family law and probate/estate firm.  Must be able to perform the following tasks: document preparation, editing, proofing, calendar deadlines and reminders, monitor calendar for upcoming deadlines, scheduling mediations, client conferences and will signings, screen initial consult calls, correspond with clients in a professional manner, digital transcription and be able to handle clients during an emotional time of their life.  The position will be working with only one attorney. Benefits include a matching (up to 3% retirement plan).  Starting salary range is based on experience.  Office hours are M-F 8:30-5:30. Office is located in Middletown area.

 

TRANSACTIONAL PARALEGAL – Job Responsibilities: Prepare and track closing checklists and transactional documentation from letter of intent through completion of closing binders. Participate in, attend and coordinate closings. Coordinate and complete due diligence reviews related to M&A, Real Estate, and Purchase and Sale matters. Conduct lien searches and prepare summary reports.

Draft organizational documents, resolutions, and board minutes; maintain organizational structure charts. Manage intellectual property records and draft correspondence for trademarks and patents. Manage employee benefit plan records and document management system and draft related correspondence. Maintain firm accounts with Secretaries of State, Local Jurisdictions and lien search firms. Manage and coordinate firms registered agent entity

Job Requirements/Skills: Organized and able to manage and prioritize a variety of tasks. Technologically savvy with a high proficiency in MS Word, Outlook and Excel; has the ability and willingness to learn new technology and processes.

People oriented – enjoys interacting and communicating with a wide range of colleagues from across the firm and with clients from time to time. Achievement oriented – enjoys taking on challenges while being proactive. Capable – shows initiative and can be trusted to perform assigned tasks and duties. Team member who maintains the willingness and mentality to get the work completed when needed while working collaboratively and cooperatively with others.

Education/Experience:  Bachelor’s or Associates degree in Paralegal or Legal studies or related area.  Experience in transactional area is encouraged, but not required. 

Billable and Non-Billable Hour Expectation: Job responsibilities would be divided between billable matters and non-billable client related matters.  Billable expectation – 850-1000 hours. 

Salary: Based on experience.

Benefits: 401(k), Paid time off (PTO), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Insurances, On-job training and mentoring, Wellness program, Paid parking

 

LITIGATION LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA is currently working with a medium size downtown law office with a defense litigation practice. They are seeking to add an experienced Legal Assistant to their firm. Experience with Medical Malpractice or Nursing Home Defense would be a strong plus, but other litigation experience will be considered. This is a full-time position in the office 40 hours per week. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

 

LITIGATION PARALEGAL – The LBA is currently working with a regional law firm with a downtown Louisville office that is seeking to add a litigation paralegal. The position offers a very competitive salary, good benefits, pleasant working conditions and the opportunity to work on high-profile and exciting cases. Successful candidates must be able to assist with all aspects of litigation including without limitation: discovery, document prep, legal research, trial prep, and trial assistance. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong prioritization and organizational skills, proficiency with MS Office Suite, strong critical thinking, ability to work independently and manage multiple priorities with short deadlines, strong organizational skills and ability to work on a team in a dynamic environment are essential.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA is currently working with a small downtown law office that is seeking to add a full-time Legal Assistant. They are seeking an individual with at least 2-3 years of experience as a legal assistant, and litigation experience is a plus. Candidates must possess excellent organizational and communication skills and have a proactive work ethic. Proficiency in Word, Microsoft Outlook and a good typing speed of at least 55 wpm. Other duties include, but are not limited to, typing, formatting, editing and finalizing legal documents, making travel arrangements, scanning, interfacing with clients, fil and calendar maintenance, scheduling, filing and general secretarial duties as assigned.  Salary based on candidate/experience.

 

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY – The LBA Placement Service is currently working with a growing law firm located on the east-side of Louisville that is seeking to add an associate with a minimum of 1-2 years of civil litigation experience and licensed to practice in Kentucky. The firm primarily does a variety of defense for the public sector throughout Kentucky. There is potential for advancement and a portable book of business enhances that potential. Candidate must have excellent references and be in good standings. The firm offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

 

CRIMINAL INTAKE CLERK - The LBA is currently working with a criminal defense office that needs assistance in their intake department. Candidate will be assisting with the initial write up of the cases, data entry and records retention duties. Must have attention to detail, good penmanship and be dependable. Great entry-level position for someone looking to get a start in legal. Starting pay is around $30,000, plus full benefits are offered including; health, dental, retirement plan and paid time off. The hours are 8:15 to 4:30, Mon-Fri.

 

LEGAL ASSISTANT – The LBA’s Placement Service is currently working with a large downtown Louisville law office that has a varied national practice. They are seeking to hire a full-time Legal Assistant with at least 2+ years of experience as a Legal Assistant to support their busy business related practice. Candidate must have excellent typing, organizational and computer skills. Prior Legal Assistant was promoted but will be on hand to train. Excellent environment, pay and benefits.

 

THE LBA’S PLACEMENT SERVICE RECEIVES A VARIETY OF LEGAL POSITIONS ON A WEEKLY BASIS. SOME NOT ADVERTISED. IF YOU HAVE LEGAL EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE AND YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A NEW POSITION, PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO EMAIL YOUR RESUME IN MS WORD FORMAT.

Please email your resume in confidence to David Mohr, dmohr@loubar.org, if you are interested.  Louisville Bar Assoc., 600 W. Main St., Louisville KY 40202, (502) 583-5314